Christmas shoppers looking for unique and unusual gifts will find inspiration at the Escot House Artisan Fair on Saturday, November 23.
This is just the second year for the event, which debuted last year and was declared a resounding success by shoppers and traders alike.
The event is organised by Helen Bottrill of The Creative Business Network, whose work encourages artisans and crafters in the region. She said:
“We have such a wonderful array of makers locally and Escot House is the perfect venue for them to showcase their wares.
“By shopping for Christmas at Escot, people will have the chance to purchase beautiful, quirky gifts whilst showing support for smaller, independent businesses at the same time.”
Around 20 traders will be selling a selection of stunning candles, glassware, homewares and gifts, mugs, soft furnishings, prints and cards, hats and gloves, jewellery and ceramics. The event will also have fun activities for visitors, with plans for a craft workshop inside the house, and Bushcraft outdoors.
Refreshments on offer will include real winter warmers like pizzas, soup and Chunk of Devon pasties as well as homemade cakes, tea, coffee and mulled wine.
The Artisan Fair will be open from 10am to 4pm. Entrance is free and there’s plenty of free parking next to the house.
Families wanting to make a day of it can visit neighbouring attraction Wildwood with its winding woodland paths, adventure play and resident animals. Last entry to Wildwood is 3pm.